Tonight we share in the Lord’s Supper. Before Jesus gave his life for us he gave the apostles and us the great gift of the Holy Eucharist. It is the new and everlasting Passover meal. Celebrating and sharing the Eucharist is the Church’s most important work.
Brothers and sisters:
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
Tonight we encounter Jesus at the table of Passover where his beloved friends ate with him for the very last time.
We are there as he gives his body and blood to those he loves. Will you eat the bread that is his body? Will you drink the wine that is his blood? If you do, will you let it transform your life?